A Moon Garden

A novel by Roxane Gilbert

British Army Captain Joseph Buckleigh knows that he may not survive the American Revolution. Treacherous adversaries on both sides of the battle line want him dead. As danger mounts and chaos encroaches, Joseph breaks a fundamental rule and falls in love with Grace Mendes, the wife of an enemy soldier. If he gets out of the Colonies alive and returns home to England, will he ever see her again? A Moon Garden is a classic epic tale of love, war, honor, and sacrifice, and a testament to the endurance of faith, family, and friendship.


What the readers say

“A riveting and fantastic story worthy to be made into a film … fascinating characters woven into the story of romance and history like a fine tapestry. Five stars!”

“I really enjoyed this book. It had history, intrigue, a love story – all the components to keep you reading.”

“Well written, full of history, numerous plots and twists.”

“A great first novel.”

“The ingredients of war, love, family and lasting friendships that are forged under drastic circumstances make this story a joy to read.”

“You can feel the characters’ pain and challenges during the American Revolution as well as the love between the hero and heroine.“

“I loved this book!”

“The story was believable and allowed me to inhabit the novel’s world.”

“Highly recommended for readers who like historical fiction.”

“This was a wonderful story. I couldn’t put it down.”

About Roxane Gilbert

Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Roxane has also lived on both US coasts. She has a BFA and can boast that her dogs and cats have been immortalized in paintings, lithographs, and sculpture by beloved California artists. A perfect day is one spent writing, listening to classical music, and walking in an English garden. If you asked her to name her favorite city, she would say London.

2 thoughts on “A Moon Garden

  1. Hello Roxane, my name is Cheryl Kelly, cjkelly1@live.com. Our book club in Grass Valley, CA is talking about your book on Monday, Feb. 8th in a zoom call and was wondering if you would make a small appearance? I thought perhaps after reading your many posts that you lived here in Nevada County, CA and possibly know Arlene Waxman who suggested your book. I am the one leading the discussion of your book. The meeting starts at 2pm if you have any time, thanks for your consideration of this matter, Cheryl Kelly

  2. Hi Cheryl. Thank you for letting me know that your book club is reading A Moon Garden. How exciting! I have emailed you privately regarding the the zoom call.

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